May the Fourth Be With You

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Bird’s Nest - Beijing, China

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The Pants Building

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Jingshan Park

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This is my favorite spot in Beijing. It’s right in the middle of the city, offering a 360 degree view of how big Beijing actually is. It was cold, so I wasn’t here long, but sometimes it’s nice to be outside and just take a moment to appreciate the city in which you live 

Winter is here

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Don’t let the picture fool you, Beijing is cold. And not the kind of “oh it’s a cold August night” kind of cold. I mean negative temperatures cold, in Celsius though, so don’t be too alarmed.

Taipei 101

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Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

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Memorial 2 + President’s Building

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Drum Tower

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Beijing Weekend

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Pants Building

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Beijing Rain

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Good design

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I understand the cost associated with something like this, but it makes traffic so much easier with pedestrians not blatantly disregarding street lights. I wish there were more of these in Beijing. 

Don't mind the bad panorama. Cars were moving, things got weird

Hutong

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Hutong

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So I moved into the hutongs, which are the traditional style buildings located with subway line 2 of Beijing. This is the entrance to my building. The walls are covered in stamps by people selling water, usually the company name and phone number. 

Funkytown

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Been listening to a lot of funk music lately, including Childish Gambino's new album  "Awaken, My Love!" and LBCK's "The Goods" 

More from Tsinghua

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Tsinghua Art Museum

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Honeycomb

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Great Hall 2

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Each province in China has their own 'room' within this building and we were allowed access into the "Fujian/Xiamen" room (Where my friends girlfriend is from) as it is the 'best' room in the building. She was quite proud about this. This was also the room (we were told) where Xi and Premier Li meet to hold discussions. So naturally we sat in the chairs and tried to look authoritative. Both the murals are woven, which made them that much more impressive upon further examination. The finale included a trip to the roof where we could overlook Tiananmen and Mao Zedong's Mausoleum. This was definitely a tour to be remembered, although I'm hesitant about wether or not to show these to the world. Enjoy them while they lasts.